24 March 2011

Daffodils :: Yellow Drops Of Sunshine

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK





Shhh, don't tell anyone the winters are bleak here, but last only a few months
Winter, what winter?


Gorgeous plum tree blossoms


How I love the bumblebee's leg pouches filled with pollen. What clever design




Quintessential England {Sigh}




It is believed daffodils were introduced to England by the Romans




Now you might say, That's really not fair that you live there. And I'd say, Well, you're right :)
But know that I appreciate each and every day

- all photos taken by me -

54 comments:

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Wonderful images of Spring - the bee on the blossom is wonderful. Yay for Spring!

Olive and Esther said...

Gorgeous photos Laura, hope to visit in Spring one day......

Natasha said...

These photos are stunning! What a joy to look at all of these images of Spring in England. How I wish I could be there right now too!

Best wishes and happy day,
Natasha.

Custom Comforts said...

How beautiful and how lucky you are to live in such a beautiful garden country.
Cindy

Duni said...

Hi!

I got here via Yellow House in England blog (Dori).
Beautiful shots! We are enjoying a bit of sunshine after a looooong bleak winter. Looking forward to spring.

have a lovely day,

Duni

Sailor said...

Wow you captured some wonderful pictures of Spring coming in.

Robynne's Nest said...

Beautiful photos...and the bumble bee..you clever thing! I tried with bumble bees last year but could only manage blurry bumble bees! I find them amazing...so big, fat and furry. Enjoy the sunshine and spring flowers! Robx

lisaroyhandbags said...

Gorgeous pics! The weather has definitely turned for the better in Ireland too and it's so nice to see a bit of sunshine and the pretty daffodils in full bloom. You are blessed with much better weather than here in Dublin but I finally feel like we've turned a corner! :)

Robynne's Nest said...

Laura, I just noticed on Sarah's site that you visited the Country Living Fair yesterday...was it worthwhile? I could probably still get tickets for the weekend...although it will be packed for sure. Robx

American in Bath said...

I think it is the wonder of Spring in this country that makes us all in such a hurry to get through winter. Did you know that local farmers will let you bring yourself and your children to lambing? They will, they do.

Robyn said...

oh-I miss daffodiles...sigh indeed...

Jen of Country Weekend said...

Gorgeous! My lawn is covered with snow again today (Massachusetts) but I have a bunch of daffodils on the table. They are the sight and small of spring.

alison said...

looking at your lovely spring photos is much better than looking out my northeastern pa, usa window this morning where outside there is a fine dusting of white coating the grass...sigh...consider yourself very lucky!

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

Munir said...

These are so pretty, thanks for sharing. I love that couple on the bike. I did not know that Daffodils were introduced by the Romans.

Kris said...

pretty pictures! I love spring in England.

MNUKGIRL said...

Amazing pictures Laura! :)

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

deliciously gorgeous post, Laura! it's clear you know how to savor the lovely of the everyday.

michele

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I Love daffodils, as you said they are like little drops of sunshine, the ones you have pictured here are just beautiful.

Emily said...

Laura, Thank you for sharing you amazing photos! I love how you capture the beauty of your world. And I love that I get to live a little piece of it through your posts.

Erin S. said...

Great pictures! I love spring in England--you are right that it starts early there and lasts a long time. I remember seeing blossoms on trees the end of February and thinking, "what the...?" (but in a good way, of course ;) ).

Nieves R said...

Lovely pictures Laura! I love so much England and its landscapes and I am really happy spring is here at last, though in Spain it is cold and rainy just now! Hugs!

beetree said...

So very beautiful!! I love the bumblebee! So chubby and cute up against those gorgeous plum blossoms. You took amazing photos!

Laura said...

So sweet...
Laura@RicevereconStile

Debbie Beardsley said...

Beautiful! We visited London very early April awhile back and the one thing I remember very vividly, besides getting snowed on walking through Kensington Gardens, were the daffodils popping up everywhere! They are truly very beautiful.

ann said...

William Wordsworth wrote a poem about the lovely daffodil in England. My favorite poem and my favorite flower. I plant daffodils--more and more--each year hoping to an English garden. Love your photos.

Robynne's Nest said...

Laura, there are lots of opportunities to see lambs at farms around England. I just googled and there is one particular site called visiteastofengland.com and it mentions sites east and southeast, don't know if that's helpful. I think you would have to do something soon though as not sure how many more weeks they will be popping out. But they are cute and what a lovely English experience! Also thanks for the heads up re. Country Fair, glad you had a great time. Robx

Hines-Sight said...

I love the phone booth photo. That needs to be a postcard. Love it.

You are so good with your photography.

I have been really behind lately so I don't know if I e-mailed you to let you know that I awarded you the "Blog Love" award in my Weekend Rewind piece on March 20th. Hopefully, some traffic came your way.

Leigh

alison said...

so glad you stopped by fridays unfolded to link up...i look forward to reading more of you posts...have a wonderful weekend!

blessings,

alison

mary beth said...

Wonderful way to spend a gloomy rainy Friday morning...just visit England! Thanks for sharing the lovely sites with us!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful spring photos. Thanks for joining WUW.

kat said...

Saw your comment before mine at Selina Lakes blog and thought I pop by.
I love all the colours spring is bringing in especially the yellow.
Good to come across a fellow Uk blogger
Kat x

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos at my Open House party. I have been browsing through your archives and you had me cracking up about the first time driving in the UK. Love your blog and I am now following.
Hugs,
Sherry

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your lovely images.

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Theresa said...

Really Beautiful! xoxo

The fishermans cottage said...

I'm loving all the lovely weather we're having here at the moment, hope it stays.

Very lovely photos, one of my favourites, Daffs x

Missy said...

I have to say, I can be down on UK sometimes as spending 25 years of my life with no hot summer gets a bit annoying but seeing those pictures makes me happy to be here. There aren't many places where Spring just looks so pretty!! It also looks like you're in a more village type place down South which I can imagine will get even prettir in our 'summer'. I can't wait for the long light evenings and drinks/bbqs!!

Just stopping by from FTLOB!

No. 7 said...

I spent two lovely weeks in England during the spring and saw those beautiful daffodils in person. That was one of my favorite trips, I can't wait to return. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs!

my3littlebirds said...

I love these photos. Thanks for sharing them here!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Brilliant! Lovely photos..We usually visit the UK in April...won't be this year. Sigh...
Happy PS and thanks for sharing. As a Brit family 1st gen Yank married to a Brit, I'm gonna follow your blog.
Ruth

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such gorgeous Spring photos~ absolutely lovely!! So ready for Spring!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

How absolutely beautiful. We love them here too. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely images. Thank you for linking up with the VIF party,
hugs,
Debra

Terri Morse said...

What a lovely, lovely place you live in. Some day, I would like to visit England. There is so much beauty to be appreciated. Your little bee is sweet...really a fabulous capture. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Terri

Jenna said...

Hi Laura! - I'm stopping by from FTLOB to spread the bloggy love :)

These photos are stunning - I would love to take a little holiday in England right about now :) - Glad the sun is finally shining again!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

xoxo
Jenna
http://jennafinch.blogspot.com/

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Laura. I am so glad you joined us, and I hope you will continue. Please include a Pink Saturday link in your post when you link so that others can visit.

Spring is my favorite season of the year. And, it looks so beautiful there. Your photos are gorgeous.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for linking up to my garden party! What a beautiful time of year - everything in bloom is so gorgeous there! Thanks for sharing....hope to see you again next Thursday! xoox
tracie

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, this post brings back so many memories of our trip to England in the Spring of 2002. We had lovely weather almost the entire time and your pictures capture it beautifully! Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week! :-)
Vanessa

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them at WUW.

Jennie Prince said...

How incredibly gorgeous! All things English are such a delight to me and these photos just made my morning. =)

Jennie BYW

Devonay said...

Your pictures are so beautiful! I always (incorrectly) picture England as a cold, rainy place... but you have made me see the error of my ways. It looks lovely!

Lori said...

and then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the dafodills!

xinex said...

Fabulous photos!..Christine

b. lee said...

snap-shots are absolutely glorious * *

Sunray Gardening said...

You really captured some beautiful photos. It's always nice to see what is going on in other countries. I am your new follower, come on by my new blog when you have time.
Cher
Goldenray Yorkies

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

So so beautiful!!
I'm in Colorado, still brown here! boo hoo